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Twilight At Apotos by darkspeeds Twilight At Apotos by darkspeeds
Well how about that? :)

Instead of day or night in the game how about twilight for a change?

This was originally going to be a day time piece but after discovering the sexy colours of an afternoon-evening backdrop I couldn't resist!

Took me the whole day to experiment, it was well worth the time and effort! = )

I will be posting a video and pre-works special to see how this inspired piece unfolded till it's final formation! Stay tune and enjoy! ;)

  • Twilight At Apotos (finished work - be sure to make your mark there! :D)
  • [link]

  • Making Your Twilight Dream (insight of preworks)
  • [link]

  • Ice-Cream At Apotos Video (inspiration on Sonic, art and travel)
  • [link]
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    Onepiecefan15 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    amyluver99 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
    :D i love sonic unleashed and any pictures related to it :D
    Sonicstar101 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
    Sonic unleashed was a great game!
    thejaimy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    cbarkasi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
    cool pic
    jahu121 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
    Nice !
    SonicGirlDreamer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    sonicfan967 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
    dude thisis amazing
    JudoGirls Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Very nice, the colors really bring out the warmth of summer at dusk. astonishing artwork.
    SonicHeroes13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
    cool picture
    WinterGlace Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
    cool! really well done!especially the background
    pricessnalia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
    Nice job
    Sesshomarusama3 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
    Sabrina5050 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student General Artist
    this is pretty cool and one of my favs
    astrya02 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
    Wow, I love the idea of putting this night/day game into twilight! The sky looks amazing! I love the windmill :)
    I've always wanted to taste that ice cream...
    Miss-Mccookies Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
    This is awesome ^^
    HannahWhoDraws Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
    Ha ha chip's face is hilarious XD
    Great pic :)
    THUNDER-THUNDER Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
    I adore their facial expressions :clap: and well done on all those details on the sundae supremes (sp?) :w00t:
    DC111 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009   Writer
    Holy crap, I love your Sonic art. :o
    RipOffManX Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
    This is absolutely incredible. Sonic Unleashed is one of the best Sonic games ever! And definitely the fastest!
    PaperTears Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
    Sorry for the late comment, but at the moment this is my favorite deviation in your gallery! I love how you drew and colored the sky and the scene overall is quite cute, well-colored, and well-designed. :)
    Venetia-TH Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
    Is he in Mykono?
    XDestinyRoseX Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
    Awesome picture!!!
    RubyZitchDragon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    nicely done :D
    Super-Snooky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
    Great pic, I love Chip's expression XD
    BeatGirl101 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
    The backround is amazing it fits well with the colours. I like the way you thought of Twilight instead of Night our day as well. I like this picture very much its pretty awesome. Keep up the good work.
    HuYaMeJiYo Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
    I was beginning to think this came from the official site O_O I really love this Scene here and loving the colors, texture and everything there is to it *o* It is too nice to even put up as a Wallpaper, but that is something i want to ask:

    Would it be alright if i could use that as a Wallpaper? I'll credit you for the work :) If not, then that's okay as i am in need searching for a Sonic Unleashed Wallpaper, but the recent ones i saw are just...bleh to me, but yours is awesome for a Wallpaper O_O
    darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
    Heya HuYaMeJiYo! :) Gosh! Of course you can! XD I never had a problem with people using my artwork as wallpaper for their PC's! ^^

    Thanks a bunch for the feedback on it! I really appreciate it. :D *thumbs up*
    HuYaMeJiYo Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
    Oh yay ^_^ Thanks a bunch =D I really love this scene :D
    xDarkSpineSonicx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
    Simply amazing.
    Geena-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
    cool!!! :wOOt:
    Geena-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
    cool!!! :w00t:
    The-BB Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Student General Artist
    Very prettyful. The sky=WIN
    I'm so :+fav: ing this
    xsonic4321 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
    shortyyfriar23 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Student
    the night time stage of Adabat is twilight ;]
    LOVEE that stage
    LOVEE this picture. your style is amazinggg(:
    You should make some more recent tutorials
    i use the ones you have up alottttt ^^; they really help
    WinatikaTheJawa Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
    My favorite stage in all of Sonic Unleashed.
    Remain-Kun Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008   Traditional Artist
    Whoa, I love it. >__< I want some of that ice cream, it looks so delicious. x3 Apotos is a great stage, but my Fav is Chun-Nan. X3 *has to wirte a comment on your Chun-Nan pic oon XD*
    Unleashed is an awesome game. In my opinion the best game, ever. x3 Yeah, Im a little hyped. Rushed thorugh it withing one day, haha. XD

    But, well, back to the picture. I love it, I've set it as my wallpaper. ^_ I hope its fine to you. =D W00t, I love the background. o_o
    TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    That is SO amazing, I love it!
    thepsychicfreak Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
    this is so amazing!!!
    Sihira-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    oooh! awesome style and art coloring! Too much light for the werehog to show up eh? xD
    theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
    pretty awesome pic! love your style darkspeeds! can't wait for the game!
    Cyborg-Lucario Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
    This is good, and I hope that the game will be good.
    taeshilh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
    So you really did do that background from scratch? I'm astoundingly impressed.. it's been a long time since I've really seen you do proper background work and I'm really happy to see it here. I actually quickly assumed it was another screenshot blur.. but man "o__o" That's really really good.

    I always thought one of your strongest artistic points was with backgrounds and stuff.. you really should flesh out more of it. It's time-consuming, but makes your work look infinitely better!

    The colouring is ace as well, it's so soft and it sets off the relaxing mood so well XD Very very easy on the eyes and Sonic looks pretty.. official? I can't describe. He's got a great face on. Chip looks so energetic, too.

    Very awesome!
    darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
    Yeah man, for real.

    That was from scratch based off what I can visualise from the Apotos level and cutscene.

    Ha ha! Yeah my BG's were something when it came to the B&W works - when it comes to colour there is that extra level of much needed care and consideration since you need to coordinate the right colours to the right areas - VERY time consuming.

    Hey unless I can make $$$ out of it then I will put 100 focus on colour BG's! XD Whether it be a concept piece or in the comic.

    It's easy for you to say it i.e. to encourage me to do the BG's with great detail/precision or without photostock of some sort but yeah like I said motivation is also an important factor.

    Glad you liked this piece.

    I recommend you listen to the music for that level - it's really relaxing and easy to appreciate much like the drawing you see. :) [link] (click on APOTOS flag and select DAYTIME - well actually ignore that second bit cuz it's at default! XD You can listen to the NIGHT music be clicking on the moon to the top right! ^^)
    taeshilh Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
    Shouldn't you want to do it instead because of your passion as an artist and the yearning to improve and produce the best work you possibly can?
    darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
    I'm pretty much that one of a kind in a deck of cards. Probably the joker. :D

    I do it for many reasons, but it comes to the path of improving through the passion of art I go "blargh or yick". I shudder at that thought in my current scenario. XD

    If I was born in France and art was in my family and bloodline, goddam I will treat it like it was my bread and water. :D
    taeshilh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
    You disappoint me more and more each day ":(" You don't need a bloodline in order to strive for improvement. It should be the fundamental desire of any artist. Fair enough if you don't think backgrounds are your forte (you're wrong) but even for aspects of your art that you don't think you should concentrate on, you should strive to make them as best as you possibly can.

    I can only guess that I'm misinterpreting you, because it seems bizarre to me that any vaguely serious artist would say "blargh or yick" to the idea of using a passion for their own art as the main reason behind their drive for improvement. What's the alternative? Are you freely admitting to only drawing for pageviews and doing the bare minimum required to get there? I doubt you'd want to admit that even if it were true, so I feel that you should clarify yourself here.

    I think of myself as just an amateur artist that needs a lot to learn.. and that in itself is what pushes me to want to strive for better work. I don't feel confident I'll ever make it big as an artist, but I want to improve my skills and make impressive work more for the self-satisfaction and knowing that I'm improving and trying my best ":-[" Unfortunately, there are many barriers like getting out of my comfort zone, which I haven't done enough.. but I have two years to do a full time job and work.. and I want to take advantage of that. Hence my push to proper panels.. that was one big step for me.

    I think how far I want to take it in a professional job-paying light is irrelevant to my own self-satisfaction.
    darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
    Yeah you pretty much misinterpreted what I meant about the 'improvement' bit. XXD

    Yes of course I would like to improve on my artwork but not at a pace where I'm expected to improve in order to put food on the table. I'm not doing this for the money at this point of time. I'm doing it for self-satisfaction like yourself.

    Discovering ways that will make something look more better and one that is done efficiently is a joy to me.

    I draw, for the moment, to entertain with my creativity. It isn't to say that I do it for pageviews, hell I'll shoot myself if I did. I use DA to facilitate my entertainment and to share my cartoons with people who will make something out of it.

    If TGAF ever get's a place in mass publishing I'll take a serious think about the opportunity. Hope that is clear.
    darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
    "Thought of that in my current scenario."

    Let me ask you a question. What do you think of yourself as an artist? How far are you willing to take your art and how? :)
    honeycat94 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
    Your drawings never cease to amaze me...
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